Ross Stores Can't Escape Janitors' Wage Class Action

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 8:24 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused Monday to dismiss a putative class action accusing Ross Stores Inc. of underfunding janitorial contracts, ruling that the retailer should have known the contracts were in danger of violating labor law.

Refuting Ross’ argument that the plaintiffs failed to factually support their labor violation claim, U.S. District Judge William Alsup said that work schedules from USM Inc., a janitorial contractor for Ross, clearly showed a "wage gap." After receiving the contract from Ross, USM had subcontracted with local businesses, many of...
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Case Information

Case Title

Vasquez et al v. USM Inc et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Labor: Fair Standards


James Donato

Date Filed

November 21, 2013

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